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ZZDRO-91 
Summative Assessment I – 2016-2017 
Class – IX 
ENGLISH 
Time allowed: 3 hours Max Marks: 70 
General Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into three sections. 
Section A : Reading 20 Marks 
Section B : Writing and Grammar 25 Marks 
Section C  : Literature & Long Reading Text 25 Marks 
Section A: (Reading ) 
1. Read the passage given below and complete the statements that follow: (8) 
Cancer has emerged as the second-leading cause of death globally after cardiovascular 
diseases.  Proportion of deaths due to cancer around he world increased from 12% in 1990 
to 15% in 2013 while the number of new cases almost doubled in India during the period. 
In India, deaths from the disease have increased by 60%, according to the latest report 
‘Global  Burden of Cancer-2013’, released worldwide on Friday. 
“Even if we adjust for the rise in population in India over this period, the new cancer cases 
have increased by 30% per unit population and deaths have risen by 10%, “says Lalit 
Dodona, co-author of the study and professor at the public health foundation of  India and 
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. 
In 2013, there were 14.9 million new cancer registered globally, whereas 8.2 million people 
died due to the disease.  The report is based on a global study of 28 cancer groups in 188 
countries by a consortium of international researchers  from University of Washington an 
Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation. 
The report suggested that new cases of virtually all types of cancer are rising in countries 
globally- regardless of income-but the death rates from cancer are falling in many countries 
primarily due to its prevention and treatment.   However, it says there it a threat of 
increasing incidence in developing countries due to ill-equipped health systems.  
While incidence of breast cancer is highest in India as well as globally, most number of 
cancer deaths in India are caused due to stomach cancer, which is globally the second most 
common reason for death.   
(a) Cancer is next only to ___________________ Diseases resulting in death, worldwide. 
  (b) The report ___________________ claimed that cancer deaths in India have risen. 
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ZZDRO-91 
Summative Assessment I – 2016-2017 
Class – IX 
ENGLISH 
Time allowed: 3 hours Max Marks: 70 
General Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into three sections. 
Section A : Reading 20 Marks 
Section B : Writing and Grammar 25 Marks 
Section C  : Literature & Long Reading Text 25 Marks 
Section A: (Reading ) 
1. Read the passage given below and complete the statements that follow: (8) 
Cancer has emerged as the second-leading cause of death globally after cardiovascular 
diseases.  Proportion of deaths due to cancer around he world increased from 12% in 1990 
to 15% in 2013 while the number of new cases almost doubled in India during the period. 
In India, deaths from the disease have increased by 60%, according to the latest report 
‘Global  Burden of Cancer-2013’, released worldwide on Friday. 
“Even if we adjust for the rise in population in India over this period, the new cancer cases 
have increased by 30% per unit population and deaths have risen by 10%, “says Lalit 
Dodona, co-author of the study and professor at the public health foundation of  India and 
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. 
In 2013, there were 14.9 million new cancer registered globally, whereas 8.2 million people 
died due to the disease.  The report is based on a global study of 28 cancer groups in 188 
countries by a consortium of international researchers  from University of Washington an 
Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation. 
The report suggested that new cases of virtually all types of cancer are rising in countries 
globally- regardless of income-but the death rates from cancer are falling in many countries 
primarily due to its prevention and treatment.   However, it says there it a threat of 
increasing incidence in developing countries due to ill-equipped health systems.  
While incidence of breast cancer is highest in India as well as globally, most number of 
cancer deaths in India are caused due to stomach cancer, which is globally the second most 
common reason for death.   
(a) Cancer is next only to ___________________ Diseases resulting in death, worldwide. 
  (b) The report ___________________ claimed that cancer deaths in India have risen. 
(c) The death rates from cancer in many countries are coming down mainly due to 
_____________ and treatment. 
(d) The developing countries have failed to control the death rate due to _________. 
(e) All types of cancer are on an increase regardless of ___________________. 
(f) The incidence of ___________________ is the highest in India as well as globally. 
(g) Most number of cancer deaths in India are caused due to __________________. 
(h) The synonym of the word in the passage which means ‘almost or nearly’ is____________. 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
1. The dormant Ngorongoro volcano and the wilderness that surrounds it are full of surprises.
It is a conservation area and a  UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Crater Highlands 
area of Tanzania.  This is where I had one of my most dangerous encounters.  Ngorongoro 
Crater, a dormant volcano, is as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. 
2. The Ngorongoro crater is home to the world’s most ferocious lions.  These magnificent
blank-mined lions are distinguished by their large size and thick black mane around the face. 
There are over 130 lions in this small area-the highest density of predators found anywhere 
in the world.  They make their presence felt; thunderous roars reverberate through the crater 
every now and then. 
3. That morning, we were trying to film a newborn elephant.  Zobee, my jeep driver and friend
of many years, is an expert tracker.  He had seen the mother elephant in the last stages of 
labor.   We found her near a champ of acacia trees surrounded by thick Savanna grass. 
4. Aware of the power of protective mother elephant, we stopped a safe distance away.  She
was tending to the newborn, who was struggling to stand up.  The elephant went down on 
her knees and gently used her tusks and truck to support the calf.   
5. Suddenly, group of impalas shot out of the thick grass.  One female was bleeding heavily.
Our forest guard looked through his binoculars.  We could hear little bleats.  It was probably 
a baby impala, dropped by its  frightened mother while running from the leopard.  The herd 
had disappeared there was no chance of the mother returning and the abandoned newborn 
had no chance of survival. 
(i) Answer the questions in brief :- (2 x 4=8) 
(a) Where did the writer’s adventurous encounter take place? 
(b) How are black-mined lions different from others? 
(c)  Why couldn’t the baby impala survive? 
(d) Why did the writer and his driver stop a safe distance away from the mother elephant? 
(ii) Find the synonyms of the following (1x2=2) 
(a) echo (para 2) 
(b) Deserted (para 5) 
(iii) Find the antonyms of the following (1 x 2=2) 
(a) Active (Para 1) 
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ZZDRO-91 
Summative Assessment I – 2016-2017 
Class – IX 
ENGLISH 
Time allowed: 3 hours Max Marks: 70 
General Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into three sections. 
Section A : Reading 20 Marks 
Section B : Writing and Grammar 25 Marks 
Section C  : Literature & Long Reading Text 25 Marks 
Section A: (Reading ) 
1. Read the passage given below and complete the statements that follow: (8) 
Cancer has emerged as the second-leading cause of death globally after cardiovascular 
diseases.  Proportion of deaths due to cancer around he world increased from 12% in 1990 
to 15% in 2013 while the number of new cases almost doubled in India during the period. 
In India, deaths from the disease have increased by 60%, according to the latest report 
‘Global  Burden of Cancer-2013’, released worldwide on Friday. 
“Even if we adjust for the rise in population in India over this period, the new cancer cases 
have increased by 30% per unit population and deaths have risen by 10%, “says Lalit 
Dodona, co-author of the study and professor at the public health foundation of  India and 
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. 
In 2013, there were 14.9 million new cancer registered globally, whereas 8.2 million people 
died due to the disease.  The report is based on a global study of 28 cancer groups in 188 
countries by a consortium of international researchers  from University of Washington an 
Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation. 
The report suggested that new cases of virtually all types of cancer are rising in countries 
globally- regardless of income-but the death rates from cancer are falling in many countries 
primarily due to its prevention and treatment.   However, it says there it a threat of 
increasing incidence in developing countries due to ill-equipped health systems.  
While incidence of breast cancer is highest in India as well as globally, most number of 
cancer deaths in India are caused due to stomach cancer, which is globally the second most 
common reason for death.   
(a) Cancer is next only to ___________________ Diseases resulting in death, worldwide. 
  (b) The report ___________________ claimed that cancer deaths in India have risen. 
(c) The death rates from cancer in many countries are coming down mainly due to 
_____________ and treatment. 
(d) The developing countries have failed to control the death rate due to _________. 
(e) All types of cancer are on an increase regardless of ___________________. 
(f) The incidence of ___________________ is the highest in India as well as globally. 
(g) Most number of cancer deaths in India are caused due to __________________. 
(h) The synonym of the word in the passage which means ‘almost or nearly’ is____________. 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
1. The dormant Ngorongoro volcano and the wilderness that surrounds it are full of surprises.
It is a conservation area and a  UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Crater Highlands 
area of Tanzania.  This is where I had one of my most dangerous encounters.  Ngorongoro 
Crater, a dormant volcano, is as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. 
2. The Ngorongoro crater is home to the world’s most ferocious lions.  These magnificent
blank-mined lions are distinguished by their large size and thick black mane around the face. 
There are over 130 lions in this small area-the highest density of predators found anywhere 
in the world.  They make their presence felt; thunderous roars reverberate through the crater 
every now and then. 
3. That morning, we were trying to film a newborn elephant.  Zobee, my jeep driver and friend
of many years, is an expert tracker.  He had seen the mother elephant in the last stages of 
labor.   We found her near a champ of acacia trees surrounded by thick Savanna grass. 
4. Aware of the power of protective mother elephant, we stopped a safe distance away.  She
was tending to the newborn, who was struggling to stand up.  The elephant went down on 
her knees and gently used her tusks and truck to support the calf.   
5. Suddenly, group of impalas shot out of the thick grass.  One female was bleeding heavily.
Our forest guard looked through his binoculars.  We could hear little bleats.  It was probably 
a baby impala, dropped by its  frightened mother while running from the leopard.  The herd 
had disappeared there was no chance of the mother returning and the abandoned newborn 
had no chance of survival. 
(i) Answer the questions in brief :- (2 x 4=8) 
(a) Where did the writer’s adventurous encounter take place? 
(b) How are black-mined lions different from others? 
(c)  Why couldn’t the baby impala survive? 
(d) Why did the writer and his driver stop a safe distance away from the mother elephant? 
(ii) Find the synonyms of the following (1x2=2) 
(a) echo (para 2) 
(b) Deserted (para 5) 
(iii) Find the antonyms of the following (1 x 2=2) 
(a) Active (Para 1) 
(b) Amateur (para 3) 
SECTION-B 
(WRITING & GRAMMER) 
3. Write an article in about 100-120 words for  a leading magazine on how pollution is
responsible for turning rivers into dirty drains and what steps  should be taken to restore
the rivers.  Use your own ideas along with ideas from the MCB unit Environment and the
following hints :
Factories discharging chemicals-draining-washing clothes-burning dead bodies near river
banks-throwing garbage-river Ganga and Yamuna-a perfect example-government action
plan-steps and initiatives.
4. Write a story using the following hints in about 150-200 words.  Give it a suitable
title.
Sanjiv driving – busy road – late for college – attends a call  – becomes absent minded and
careless for a moment – C  R  A  S  H   –  a pedestrian seriously injured.
5. Complete the following passage given below, by filling in the blanks : (3 Marks) 
The peacock is perhaps the most beautiful (i) ________________ male birds, with its long blue-
neck, fan-shaped crest and its gorgeous tail (ii)  ______________ feather ends in half-moon (iii) 
___________  raised, the tail spreads like a fan from  (iv) ________________ a thousand eyes (v) to 
gaze.  lronically,  the female of peahen, is a small drab bird (vi) ________________ in comparison 
without the sweeping tail.  
6. In the following paragraph, one word has been omitted in each line.    Complete the
passage by writing the omitted word along with the word that comes before and
after. (4) 
Many people have grown up in  e.g. People Who have 
multi child families think that single (a) ____________ ___________ _____ 
child family a very fortunate one. (b) ___________ ___________ ____ 
They mentions such benefits lack (c) ___________ ___________ ____ 
of competition and parental love (d) ___________ ___________ ____ 
such families.  According them each (e) ___________ ___________ ____ 
of children possess large wardrobe (f) ___________ ___________ ____ 
for keeping his/her clothes.   But picture (g) ___________ ___________ ____ 
is not so rosy as seems to be. (h) ___________ ___________ ____ 
7. Rearrange the given words and phrases to form meaningful sentences.  Write the
correct sentences in your answer sheet.      (3)
e.g. :  sharing / does / rewards / naturally /  come /  to humans 
Does sharing rewards come naturally to humans? 
(a)  with others / do/ equitably? their / share / rewards / humans 
Page 4


ZZDRO-91 
Summative Assessment I – 2016-2017 
Class – IX 
ENGLISH 
Time allowed: 3 hours Max Marks: 70 
General Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into three sections. 
Section A : Reading 20 Marks 
Section B : Writing and Grammar 25 Marks 
Section C  : Literature & Long Reading Text 25 Marks 
Section A: (Reading ) 
1. Read the passage given below and complete the statements that follow: (8) 
Cancer has emerged as the second-leading cause of death globally after cardiovascular 
diseases.  Proportion of deaths due to cancer around he world increased from 12% in 1990 
to 15% in 2013 while the number of new cases almost doubled in India during the period. 
In India, deaths from the disease have increased by 60%, according to the latest report 
‘Global  Burden of Cancer-2013’, released worldwide on Friday. 
“Even if we adjust for the rise in population in India over this period, the new cancer cases 
have increased by 30% per unit population and deaths have risen by 10%, “says Lalit 
Dodona, co-author of the study and professor at the public health foundation of  India and 
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. 
In 2013, there were 14.9 million new cancer registered globally, whereas 8.2 million people 
died due to the disease.  The report is based on a global study of 28 cancer groups in 188 
countries by a consortium of international researchers  from University of Washington an 
Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation. 
The report suggested that new cases of virtually all types of cancer are rising in countries 
globally- regardless of income-but the death rates from cancer are falling in many countries 
primarily due to its prevention and treatment.   However, it says there it a threat of 
increasing incidence in developing countries due to ill-equipped health systems.  
While incidence of breast cancer is highest in India as well as globally, most number of 
cancer deaths in India are caused due to stomach cancer, which is globally the second most 
common reason for death.   
(a) Cancer is next only to ___________________ Diseases resulting in death, worldwide. 
  (b) The report ___________________ claimed that cancer deaths in India have risen. 
(c) The death rates from cancer in many countries are coming down mainly due to 
_____________ and treatment. 
(d) The developing countries have failed to control the death rate due to _________. 
(e) All types of cancer are on an increase regardless of ___________________. 
(f) The incidence of ___________________ is the highest in India as well as globally. 
(g) Most number of cancer deaths in India are caused due to __________________. 
(h) The synonym of the word in the passage which means ‘almost or nearly’ is____________. 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
1. The dormant Ngorongoro volcano and the wilderness that surrounds it are full of surprises.
It is a conservation area and a  UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Crater Highlands 
area of Tanzania.  This is where I had one of my most dangerous encounters.  Ngorongoro 
Crater, a dormant volcano, is as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. 
2. The Ngorongoro crater is home to the world’s most ferocious lions.  These magnificent
blank-mined lions are distinguished by their large size and thick black mane around the face. 
There are over 130 lions in this small area-the highest density of predators found anywhere 
in the world.  They make their presence felt; thunderous roars reverberate through the crater 
every now and then. 
3. That morning, we were trying to film a newborn elephant.  Zobee, my jeep driver and friend
of many years, is an expert tracker.  He had seen the mother elephant in the last stages of 
labor.   We found her near a champ of acacia trees surrounded by thick Savanna grass. 
4. Aware of the power of protective mother elephant, we stopped a safe distance away.  She
was tending to the newborn, who was struggling to stand up.  The elephant went down on 
her knees and gently used her tusks and truck to support the calf.   
5. Suddenly, group of impalas shot out of the thick grass.  One female was bleeding heavily.
Our forest guard looked through his binoculars.  We could hear little bleats.  It was probably 
a baby impala, dropped by its  frightened mother while running from the leopard.  The herd 
had disappeared there was no chance of the mother returning and the abandoned newborn 
had no chance of survival. 
(i) Answer the questions in brief :- (2 x 4=8) 
(a) Where did the writer’s adventurous encounter take place? 
(b) How are black-mined lions different from others? 
(c)  Why couldn’t the baby impala survive? 
(d) Why did the writer and his driver stop a safe distance away from the mother elephant? 
(ii) Find the synonyms of the following (1x2=2) 
(a) echo (para 2) 
(b) Deserted (para 5) 
(iii) Find the antonyms of the following (1 x 2=2) 
(a) Active (Para 1) 
(b) Amateur (para 3) 
SECTION-B 
(WRITING & GRAMMER) 
3. Write an article in about 100-120 words for  a leading magazine on how pollution is
responsible for turning rivers into dirty drains and what steps  should be taken to restore
the rivers.  Use your own ideas along with ideas from the MCB unit Environment and the
following hints :
Factories discharging chemicals-draining-washing clothes-burning dead bodies near river
banks-throwing garbage-river Ganga and Yamuna-a perfect example-government action
plan-steps and initiatives.
4. Write a story using the following hints in about 150-200 words.  Give it a suitable
title.
Sanjiv driving – busy road – late for college – attends a call  – becomes absent minded and
careless for a moment – C  R  A  S  H   –  a pedestrian seriously injured.
5. Complete the following passage given below, by filling in the blanks : (3 Marks) 
The peacock is perhaps the most beautiful (i) ________________ male birds, with its long blue-
neck, fan-shaped crest and its gorgeous tail (ii)  ______________ feather ends in half-moon (iii) 
___________  raised, the tail spreads like a fan from  (iv) ________________ a thousand eyes (v) to 
gaze.  lronically,  the female of peahen, is a small drab bird (vi) ________________ in comparison 
without the sweeping tail.  
6. In the following paragraph, one word has been omitted in each line.    Complete the
passage by writing the omitted word along with the word that comes before and
after. (4) 
Many people have grown up in  e.g. People Who have 
multi child families think that single (a) ____________ ___________ _____ 
child family a very fortunate one. (b) ___________ ___________ ____ 
They mentions such benefits lack (c) ___________ ___________ ____ 
of competition and parental love (d) ___________ ___________ ____ 
such families.  According them each (e) ___________ ___________ ____ 
of children possess large wardrobe (f) ___________ ___________ ____ 
for keeping his/her clothes.   But picture (g) ___________ ___________ ____ 
is not so rosy as seems to be. (h) ___________ ___________ ____ 
7. Rearrange the given words and phrases to form meaningful sentences.  Write the
correct sentences in your answer sheet.      (3)
e.g. :  sharing / does / rewards / naturally /  come /  to humans 
Does sharing rewards come naturally to humans? 
(a)  with others / do/ equitably? their / share / rewards / humans 
(b)  comes / naturally/  it  / to  children / involves/  it / when / collaborative work 
(c)  are  / they /  less inclined /  it / when / does not / collective action/  involve 
SECTION -C (LITERATURE) 
8. Read one of the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.
He would lie down with a reproachful eye on Hooper.  An hour later he would come
over to the bed again and yap and poke.  He wouldn’t leave but just sit there. 3 
(a) Who is he?
(b) Explain: reproachful eye
(c) Which word/phrase in the extract denotes the dog?
OR 
And draw them all along, and flow 
To join the brimming river 
For men may come and men may go. 
But I go on forever. 
(a) What is the meaning of the word brimming? 
(b) Explain the line, ‘For men may come and men may go’ 
(c) Which poetic devices are used in last two lines? 
9. Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words: (2 x 4=8)
1. Why did the grandmother depend on her granddaughter to know the story?
2. How did Duke meet his end?
3. Explain the statement: “And that has made all the difference” with reference to
the poem ‘The Road Not Taken’.
4. The poet could not understand the theme of the song? Why? What were the
guesses made by him? (The Solitary Reaper) 
Answer the following questions in about 80-100 words: 4 
10. With reference to the chapter, ‘How I Taught my Grandmother to Read’, Write a
paragraph on the topic, ‘Girl’s Education is Necessary for Social Development’.
 OR 
Gaston lacked honesty and fairness in his deal.   Do you agree?  What value are 
reflected from his character? As a businessman, what would be your priority, profit 
or honesty? 
Answer the following questions in about 150-200 worlds: 10 
11. Describe briefly the humorous incident of cooking lrish stew in the novel
“Three Men In a A Boat.” 
OR 
Write a character sketch of Montmorency? 
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